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05/22/2018 Butcher Babies, Nonpoint (Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall)

Friday, May 25th, 2018

I’ll usually always make the effort to go see Nonpoint if they come to town – I’ve been a fan since Statement, and they always put on a good show. This one was no exception. This was a dual headlining run with Butcher Babies, with both bands switching off closing the show. Rochester had Nonpoint […]

05/09/2018 Stone Temple Pilots, Camp Howard (Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom)

Friday, May 11th, 2018

It had been seven years just about to the day (+2 days, but who’s counting?) since I’d last seen STP, and armed with a new album and yet another new singer (RIP Weiland and Chester) the band did some club dates interspersed with their big festival appearances. I got there in time to catch the […]

04/18/2018 Papa Roach, Nothing More, Escape The Fate (Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory)

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

I had been looking forward to this one for a little bit, as I had missed a couple of opportunities to see Nothing More in the past few years, and I really like the new Papa Roach album as well. I hadn’t seen either band since early 2015 (PRoach with Godsmack, Nothing More (barely) with […]

04/07/2018 Sirens and Sailors, The Weight We Carry (Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar)

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

03/02/2018 Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Havok (Rochester, NY @ Dome Arena)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

This was a fun bill – It had been a long six years since I’d see Killswitch (the AOJB anniversary tour when Jesse had just rejoined), and I’d never seen Anthrax. The closest I’d come was seeing Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano (who was in Anthrax at the time) with The Damned Things. I’d seen […]

02/24/2018 Darkest Hour, Whores (Rochester, NY @ Photo City Improv)

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

I went to this one on a whim. I’d heard about Darkest Hour for years, mainly due to the fact that they did a Washington Capitals fight song a couple years ago, but also because they’re metal lifers and from all accounts were really good live. That proved to be true. I couldn’t tell you […]

02/11/2018 Stone Sour, Halestorm (Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

[The Dead Deads were first band on, didn’t get there in time.] Halestorm had been booked to play the Armory back in October, and I was on the fence as to whether I’d go or not. I ended up deciding not to, and then Lzzy got sick and they cancelled the show. They promised to […]

02/03/2018 Big Wreck (Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom)

Monday, February 5th, 2018

[Attica Riots was the opener, didn’t watch them. From Winnipeg.] I only saw Big Wreck once during the initial run of the band, in 2001 at Edgefest, but this show marked the fourth time since the revival! Once on each of the last three new album tours, the Edgefest show was part of the Pleasure […]

12/07/2017 Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Code Orange, Twitching Tongues (Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom)

Friday, December 8th, 2017

I never miss a chance to see Hatebreed, and given that the Warped Tour set, while awesome, was way too short, hauling down to Buffalo was a no-brainer. This run was billed as “20 Years of Desire and 15 Years of Perseverance”, so there’d be a heavy slant on the first two albums. I got […]

10/25/2017 Insane Clown Posse, RA The Rugged Man, LYTE, Ouija, Unborn Society (Rochester, NY @ Funk N Waffles)

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Well, well, well, 20 years later, who would have thunk it. I had purchased The Great Milenko not long after it was released (the 2nd time, on Island) and it still stands as the one and only ICP record I own. Always loved this one, but never had any real desire to delve in any […]

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